Tuesday, January 30, 2007

The perfect handcarry

Being overly excited for my upcoming jaunt with little bro to hongkong, I was recently on a search for the perfect handcarry for the trip. You see, I can't use my usual pink and black benetton trolley for this one as that has wheels and travelling in hongkong (atleast in my case) entails a handcarry sans wheels since we'll ride the airport express/mtr to and from the airport and walk by foot to and from our hotel in causeway bay. (It actually isn't far but still! XD) Well I already have my humongous aqua blue benetton hard case traveller to pull whilst walking, so this requires my handcarry to be a sort of weekender bag with a strap that I can cross over my body as my right hand will be tugging the big ol' traveller. Sounds complicated I know. Bf thinks I'm the only one who'd give this much effort to explain such a shallow bag dilemma. heehee!

Anyway, I found the perfect one from lesportsac! *clap clap* It's their bag called the "Large Weekender" which is very roomy and can be carried like a classic travel bag by hand or slung across the body with its adjustable long strap. Other plus points include it's lightweight waterproof material and super easy storage. My friend has one and she said you can just fold it up and go! :)

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Stock pic from lesportsac.com. Dimensions are 13.75 x 20.75 x 10.5 inches. Really spacious! :)

Mom found a cute white, blue, green and brown print for me called tackle. I love love love her choice! The best part is, she got it from an outlet store at 50% off! Here's a pic with the print she picked for me. (Pic is from a korean shopping site.)

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I love that it's not too girly or kitschy and can also be lugged aroung by little bro without looking like a girl. haha!

Plus, here are some cute cartoony graphics with my handcarry also from the same site. So cute!

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They were selling it for more than retail! I didn't know lesportsac was expensive in korea.

To end this post is a recent pic of hilary duff carrying one too. Photo courtesy of the bag snob. :)

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His Topman Loot and Her Topshop Haul

In true topshop addict form, I went to more than three topshop stores for the whole duration of their end-of-season sale. *giggle* In case some of you are curious as to the stuff I got (besides the ones I've already posted), I decided to take a pic of my haul. Here it is:

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Black cardi with ribbon trimmed pockets at 75% off with the bogo promo, Indigo buttoned cardi also at 75% off, Mustard cardi with puff sleeves 50% off, Brown striped tweed couture shorts and Plain black sailor couture shorts also ended up at 75% off! There were two other girls eyeing these shorts in my hands soooo badly! hehe.

Oops I forgot to add the semi-biker jacket in the above pic! Here's a pic with it on the bottom left. :)

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Charcoal semi-biker jacket at 50% off.

I basically set my target on nice cardigans and jackets for the sale because these are the ones I get stingy to spend on at full price as they are too expensive. The shorts were actually just a lovely addition. I couldn't resist $40+ couture shorts being sold at $10! Oh and btw, all the items I got were the last pieces in my size. Lucky!!!

I also asked bf to take a pic of his loot. (Lazy bf though only used his celphone.) >:P hehe!

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All his stuff were 75% off. I also saw some evil man eyes scouring the stuff in his hands whilst we were lining up at the cashier! hahaha. Too funny!

When topshop and topman goes on sale, it really pays to be fast! *wink*

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Sunday, January 28, 2007

Topshop girls, run to the store!

Sorry this is a wee bit late. I completely forgot to put this up the moment I got it! I got this in the mail thursday morning. :)

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If you haven't gone there yet, you better move it. Lots of good stuff left! *wink*

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Saturday, January 27, 2007

Outfit: Going to bf's house

Yesterday bf and I were supposed to go on a sushi date after class. But then come 3 pm, bf's cute 4-year-old sister called my celphone asking me to go to their house so that we can watch her new happy feet dvd together. I was like, awwww.... how can I say no? hehe. So what do you wear to a dvd date with a little girl? Well, something fun and happy of course!

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Denim vest from mongkok nite market, orange top from q&a, dottie shorts from forever 21, heart thong sandals from bakers, silver sling bag from bakers, and pop art bangle from baublesbanglesnbeads.


Friday, January 26, 2007

Pop art Pop tart + My newest wrist candy

In keeping up with the latest trends, I wanted to mention another one of my favorites which is incorporating pop art-slash-stark graphic themed stuff into your look.

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In line with this, let me present to you my newest yummy wrist candy which I ordered from baublesbanglesnbeads, my friend pao's handpainted bangle shop.

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It's a neo audrey hepburn bangle! I love it!

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Thursday, January 25, 2007

A picture paints my kind of story... :)

I found this pic online and simply love it. It kind of looks like a page from a fashion editorial but it's not. :)

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Don't you just love how girl A has her hand in her waist whilst talking to girl B? Girl B on the other hand has her hands crossed together, nose up in the air whilst carrying her pretty pink LV trapeze bag. It's as if they're having a simple "chat" but is actually having a fashionista showdown. Girl A bragging about her new boyfriend whilst girl B listens on with sheer nonchalance as if nothing that girl A does will impress her. More importantly look at those ensembles and to-die-for shoes. Oooh... now I get it.

Where's Anna Wintour? They must be her girls. haha!


Florals are here!

Yellow fever has had its moment in my blog and it's now the turn of another spring trend to be highlighted. Yep, florals it is! As it usually does every year, flower power is on its way to your closet. But not on the more common petal palette of dainty pink, white or rich red.. Think yellow, lilac, green, blue and orange. Hence, my likeness for this floral tunic at forever21.

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I just love the whole shape and novelty look of this top. And at $19.80, the price can't be beat.

You know, it even reminds me of this gucci dress worn by Camilla Belle in one event.

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Okay... maybe just a liiiiitle bit. hehe!

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Saturday, January 20, 2007

Slow saturday + my new freeloading haul

Today has been mighty slow for me. Let's see... I woke up at 10 am, gossiped with my brothers, ate home-cooked steak for lunch, read magazines, surfed the net, went to the grocery and now I'm writing this entry. How exciting eh? Well, I thought about going to the mall or the gym with my brothers but sheer laziness took over. *tsk tsk, i know* Bf, on the other hand, is at the hospital delivery room as he has a 6am to 6pm trial duty today. (It's a requirement for our OB class and I went through it last week.) So yup, no 'happening' for me as of yet. Maybe tonight we'll decide to go on a date if he's not too exhausted. Though I highly doubt it. I've been there you know, haha.

Yesterday, on the other hand, was more fun because I only had one class and ended up going to my favorite spa for a 60-minute shiatsu/swedish combination massage and nail spa. I was too "relaxed" to take pics but did take this one of me wearing their robe though. A funny spin on my outfit posts!

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I love how the spa robe is pink with tiny flowers on it! Background is the locker room. hehe!

After that I went to Johnny Air Cargo to pick up a package. My good friend nikki, a certified make-up junkie (the queen of her kind I tell you), sent me a haul of beauty stuff that she barely used. We were chatting the other week and she told me that she has so many stuff she wants to get rid of and if I would like any of them as she's going nuts already and may throw them out just to find inner peace. hehehe. Well, being the poor girl I am presently, I was more than happy to say "yes! I would love to have your leftovers". hahaha! To be honest, I myself used to be quite a make-up junkie too but since my bag obsession has gone too crazy lately, I am now scrooge mcduck when it comes to buying cosmetics. hehe! Thank heavens for cool friends like her I am able to thrive on and feed my face. (Thank you so much dear nik! You're a beauty-saver. hehe.)

Here is a pic of the stuff she sent me:

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Goodies from shu, mac, benefit, origins, prescriptives, clinique, shiseido and biolage. Both our favorite brands!

DM also sent me lots of yummy stuff including 1 audrey hepburn tee, 2 behnaz tees, 1 red forever chiffon blouse, a pair of forever couture short shorts, magazines (Uniqlo and Teen Vogue) and gobs and gobs of chocolates and candies which my brothers have been eating non-stop since yesterday. (Thank you ma! we love you!) I fixed the clothes in my closet right away so no pic of that yet, but here's a pic of the magazines. The Uniqlo one is so funky and had my name on it too!

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To end this post is some good news. My dad already booked tickets for me and my younger brother drew (he's graduating high school this year) for a shopping trip to hongkong this March! I am just soooo excited! Sponsored trips are the best. *wink*

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Thursday, January 18, 2007

She's a sexy secretary

For some absurd reason, I've always gotten voted as secretary eversince gradeschool days. (FYI: in manila, schools teach students to formally vote class officers the moment they enter first grade.) Well, I remember secretly wanting to be treasurer all the time (coz I wanted to collect the money, hehe) but always won as secretary on most years. I actually thought highschool would end the trend but no it didn't. I got the same position when I was a sophomore. In fact, it reached my college days - I became secretary-general in a major science guild in the university I went to. Then, come first year in medschool (just when I thought officers were no longer needed in postgraduate/doctorate studies), I got voted once again as secretary of my class. This really puzzled me for the longest time because although I may seem to have a "vote me for secretary" vibe, I really am the LEAST person who deserves this position. Why you ask? Here are just SOME of the reasons. hehe! Number one, I am always late (and I mean ALWAYS); two, I am super disorganized (all my notes are in scratch papers); three, I abhor writing on the board (the chalk dust irks me); four, I have hideously crooked handwriting (I can never undestand my own notes!); and five, I am always missing my pens. and papers. and notebooks. Case in point? hahaha.

Well, I remember ranting about this to one of my college friends a few years ago and she came up with an equally hilarious reaction to my ironic tale. She said, "Maybe it's because you're sexy. You know, like, you have a little miss sexy-tary image?". Hehehehe! It's a funny memory (miss you k!) and I ended up reminiscing about it just now because one of my favorite looks from recent style trends is the sexy secretary look. :) You know, the one where pencil skirts, cardigans, and pretty blouses are involved?

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A clip from Lucky mag

Anyway, mom gave me a go signal to shop the clearance sales of target and first thing I hunted down were the components of this one sexy secretary-esque look from the Behnaz for target collection.

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I really did take advantage of the chance (hey they're slashed down more than 50% off!) and went online shopping today as target also has free shipping and additional 10% off right now. But alas, the black skirt is already out of stock (along with the silver skirt and bag I got 2 months ago, heehee.) so these are the pieces I ended up getting.

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behnaz sarafpour velvet skirt in oxford magenta and ribbed tank with satin rose in ebony and classic ivory.

Oooh... I just can't wait to get them and emulate my sexy-tary side when I get the chance! haha.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

My mom's scrub-a-dub-dub surprise

My mom is such a nutcase. A cute nutcase though and an advert lover of the show called Grey's Anatomy. She had learned last week that my clerkship starts in a couple of months and decided to order scrub suits without telling me. Yep, she chose them all by herself as if she was the one going to wear them! hahahaha. I think she is just so happy that I'll start wearing these hospital jammies almost everyday just like her beloved interns in that favorite show of hers. *shakes head* Oh mom, you're just too cute. How I wish my co-workers are also as cute as the people in that series. But then I wouldn't be in a real hospital right? hehe.

But still, I appreciate DM's loving thoughts! She even asked me in advance about the colors I would be needing (in manila the whole batch sorta has to match in color). Little did I know she was about to go and buy them. I just got surprised when an online receipt flew in my inbox confirming my order of 3 scrub tops and 2 pairs of scrub pants. I kinda knew the moment I saw it that it was her! *tsk tsk* Now you know where I got my impulsive shopping genes. haha!

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Well, at least one of us is excited about clerkship. I, on the otherhand, am a bit in denial still. I just can't fathom the thought of having 36-hour duties happening so soon!!! But then at least I'll have mommy's cutie scrubbies to wear. *wink*

Oh yeah, thanks ma! mwah!

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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Sunday shopping outfit

Just a follow-up to my entry below. Three different girls (2 were Fendi SA's) complimented my pretty silver shoes. I guess it's a big hit! :D

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Houndstooth capelet from zara, cream tank from topshop, black-green tweed couture shorts from topshop, silver pointed flats from bakers, and black large hobo with ocelot keyring from coach. Also not in picture: yellow satin wide headband from girl shoppe.

Btw, the middle pic is a phone pic so excuse the blurriness! But it gives the best view of the over-all look and how the cape falls into place as I'm walking. :)

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Monday, January 15, 2007

Empty-handed End-of-season (or not?) hahaha.

Last friday after school, bf and I headed over to Greenbelt 4 (the house of most designer labels in manila) to scour the end-of-season sales hoping to find something nice with an irresistable price (oooh, I rhymed! haha). Sadly the moment we stepped in the stores, my SAs from both gucci and prada (the main stores we were aiming to hit) said that most of the good buys have already been taken earlier in the day... and true enough, all that were left for us to check out were items only 25% off or less. Boo! not exciting at all! And as if not having seen my instant crestfallen reaction, a young prada SA even went on to mention that they had some items at 65% off earlier which were grabbed within an hour of store opening! I was literally in awe at how fast some diehard shoppers are! I mean, we went there at 6 pm on the first day of sales! *pout* Oh well, this SA was just being nice though, trying to make conversation with me because I knew the other 'older' SA. So I just told her that I wasn't able to go earlier because I couldn't miss school and that I was much luckier at the sales last june (I was able to score a pretty prada canapa bauletto bag at an unbelievable price!). It was at that moment I realized how I had gone to the sale at effing 10:30 a.m. the last time. *sigh* How I wish I could still do that now but I just can't skip fridays anymore (eversince the second semester started) since my new med jurisprudence teachers ain't too keen on students who skip lectures. bah! :P Anyway, bf and I just had a jolly good time taking pics with our phones and trying on stuff.

Here's bf in front of LV and Prada.

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He was playing his new psp game the entire time we were looking around!

and here are some random pics:

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Bf on his orange motorola V3x, the sale gucci cles and pink gucci wallet bf and I checked out, and me trying on the shirley at the LV boutique. See our uniforms? ugh. hahaha.

*side note* Paris Hilton's oxford-like pumps are now on sale at gucci:

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Left pic are some gucci shoes at 25% off, right pic is ms. hilton with them size 11 feet. XD

Two days later (sunday to be exact), bf and I decided to go to glorietta mall to check out whether the small Prada boutique there had anything good left. Well, it was (not surprisingly) also a disappointment as there was almost nothing on sale left! All that was there to see were about 10 sale items which were only 25% off or less. Not good at all! Bf, though, convinced me that I shouldn't feel so bad about missing out on all the good stuff this time since I was able to save both our wallets from deflating. hehehe! Well, I must say that I was a wee bit convinced. (There was nothing I could do anyway!) *wink*

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The prada boutique in rustan's makati. It's very cozy inside with the carpet. :)

After visiting prada, bf and I went to Sbarro and had good old cheap italian fastfood.

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Bf had a whole order of baked lasagna and I had half-order of baked ziti with extra meatball. yum! :)

We were about to leave the mall empty-handed until I decided to drop by topshop to see what sale items this branch had to offer (if you recall, I already got a lemon cardi at topshop galleria last friday during lunchbreak). Lo and behold, the gorgeous gray simone semi-biker jacket I had been wanting for a month now was there at 50% off. I couldn't believe my eyes! And they only had 3 pieces of them and one was my size!!! It was perfect! Needless to say I got the yummy jacket and went home a very very happy camper. :D

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Here's my lovely last minute purchase. Please forgive the raggedy shorts. hahahaha!

Note: All pics in this entry were taken by our no-flash 2-megapixel phones so quality ain't the best. Oh and I will just post my outfit (last sunday) tomorrow as I am sleepy now. :)

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